Thursday, December 13, 2007
A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol
The "very Nosedive" addition to the classic Christmas Carol title promises the usual festive story, along with bonus, over-the-top extras: and that's exactly what you'll get. Caroling monkeys and sock-puppet Tiny Tims, a Shakespearean Scrooge, and all the other fixings, only this time viewed from the perspective of four very frustrated ghosts, doomed to spend each Christmas doing the same old play. James Comtois knows how to pack in a bunch of hilarity, and the Nosedive Company (members like Brian Silliman and Patrick Shearer) know how to turn his phrases for the maximum of laughter. This is the show that got me out of a Scrooge-like funk of dreary productions, so it's very much recommended (but be advised: tonight's the last night).